|For the similarly named weapon, see Early Retirement.|
|The following is based on Creation Club content and is not canon.|
Following the strange signal leads the Sole Survivor to a terminal at the Campus law offices, which speaks of an Institute Courser, who planned to interrupt a meeting between two escaped synths, R3-11 and PR-15, at Fairline Hill Estates.
At Fairline Hill, one discovers the body of the Courser. Searching his body will give his mission log, which tells more of his activities, the locations of the two Synths and the location of a terminal at University Point where he recorded reports on his mission to later upload to the Institute. Reading the log will spawn the two characters.
R3-11 now goes by the name "Burner" and is part of the raider gang at Back Street Apparel, while PR-15 is a Gunner Captain named Carol Janssen at Hub City Auto Wreckers. Killing them or deleting their records at University Credit Union will advance the quest. Note: Even if the records are deleted, the characters will still be present at their respective locations and hostile to the player character.
Entering the penthouse at Hub 360 completes the quest.
Behind the scenes
|The following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and is speculative and may not be accurate.|
The name of the quest and its rewards are references to the 1982 film Blade Runner, and its 2017 sequel. In the films, escaped Replicants (bio-engineered humans) are hunted down to be killed, euphemistically referred to as "retirement".
|End of information based on unverified behind the scenes information.|
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- Alternatively, if you're unable to use console commands (Survival Difficulty, Xbox One or PS4) you can head to Campus law offices to progress the quest, albeit without the quest marker to guide you there.